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Assembly Notes - 5 September

05 Sep 2017


Head Prefect asks the school to stand. Greets the school. Asks for silence as he says a prayer. He then announces the national anthem. Sing. He then asks the school to sit.

Musical Item

‘Taylor’ by Jack Johnson, performed by Angus Mossman

Activity Report

Vincent Li

This week thousands of school students travel around the country for the annual winter tournament week. College is no exception with teams competing in Tauranga, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Blenheim, Ashburton, Oamaru and Dunedin.

The U15 basketball side are competing in the South Island tournament in Ashburton. The side have competed well against some very good opposition. Today is their last day of competition with two games to finish. Over the last three days the team have played six games and have recorded wins over Tairei High School by 69-61 and Kaiapoi High 80-66.

The Senior A basketball team travel to Dunedin today and begin their South Island tournament on Wednesday.

The 1st XI football side are in Palmerston North and have started their week long tournament with a draw and a win. In the early match of the day, the College side had a 1 all draw with Wairarapa College and followed this with a 3-1 win over Timaru Boys’. Goals today from Sam Cameron-Dunn, Kevin Guttman, Finbar Gallaway and Owen Rees.

The U15 and 1st XI hockey sides are in Tauranga and Hamilton. The U15 side are competing at the Tanner Cup which started on Sunday with a 3 all draw against Wellington College with Liam Adams scoring a hat trick. On Monday the team had a 1-0 loss against Palmerston North Boys and then a 4-1 loss to Whangerai Boys’. Today the team plays Lindisfarne.

In Hamilton the 1st XI made a positive start to the Rankin Cup with a 10-0 win over Mt Albert Grammar and then a 5-1 win over Rathkeale. The team plays King’s High today to determine who will finish top of the pool.

College are hosting the U16 Quad rugby tournament which involves College, John McGlashan, St Andrews and Nelson. Yesterday on Upper, the College team lead 22-10 against John McGlashan and eventually held on to win 22-20. Today the team plays Nelson College.

In Oamaru, the College U15 rugby team are competing in the South Island invitational tournament. On day one the team played a well performing Marlborough Boys team and lost 46-7.

The College cycling team travelled to Blenheim last weekend for the annual Cuddon two day event. Over the two days, riders perform in individual time trials, a hill time trial, a road race and criterium event.

Michael Audeau competed in the U15 grade and achieved a 2nd in the road race and criterium event while Jono Stewart was 3rd in the U20 criterium and won the U20 road race.

Prior to this week a number of other sports finished their local competitions. College’s winter racquet sports had a successful end to their season. In table tennis the top College team played well to defeat Emmanuel Christian school by 9-0 to win their grade while the College Black squash side defeated College White to win their grade also. The top school badminton team have been performing well in the A grade and made it to the A grade final but were unable to get past a very good Burnside team to take the title.

In the last few weeks of this term there are a number of house sport competitions going on with house football and touch tournaments taking place at the College cricket grounds on Saturday afternoon. Summer sport meetings and practices will also be getting underway so check email and sport noticeboard for details. 


Mention of:

Smokefree Rockquest – Run 77

Chris Jung, Wills Wynn Thomas and Janindu Pahalawatta recently represented College at the New Zealand Programming Contest and won the high school category defeating 43 high schools in New Zealand

Duke of Edinburgh Award
Sebastian Fergusson – Bronze
Simon Brown – Silver

Deputy Principal concluding comments

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